Friday, September 25, 2015

Rerun Article: The Miraculous Spiral Staircase of Loretta Chapel

Finally, I have some cool stuff to share this week! More news on "Jurassic World 2" and The Good Dinosaur, plus an article from a while back. What a great way to open up the Fall season

Days Till
It is:17 days till Columbus Day
It is: 6 days till Vegetarian Day
It is: 36 days till Harvest Day
It is: 61 days till The Good Dinosaur's release

In the Spotlight
OK, so we know that Jurassic World's sequel will be out on June 22, 2018. Even with the long wait ahead, we already know a couple things about the film. For example, it has been confirmed that Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) and Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard) will be returning (more romance, perhaps?). We also know that the next film will not take place on one of the previous islands from the movie (Isla Nublar and Isla Sorna), and will also not involve a theme park. Colin Trevorrow is quoted for saying:

"[It will not be] just a bunch of dinosaurs chasing people on an island. That’ll get old real fast...I feel like the idea that this isn’t always going to be limited to theme parks, and there are applications for this science that reach far beyond entertainment. And when you look back at nuclear power and how that started, the first instinct was to weaponise it and later on we found it could be used for energy...And this isn’t something necessarily that was in the book but is a seed that I wanted to plant in this movie, is that might be able to grow in more of these movies if they decide to make more of them, is: What if this went open source? It's almost like InGen is Mac, but what if PC gets their hands on it? What if there are 15 different entities around the world who can make a dinosaur?...And Dr Wu says in the film, when he's warning Dr Mesrani [actually "Mr. Masrani"], 'we’re not always going to be the only ones who can make a dinosaur'. I think that’s an interesting idea that even if we don’t explore fully in this film, there is room for this universe to expand. I shouldn’t use the word universe, because people will think we’re making a Jurassic World universe -- we’re not. (Italicizing is my own doing)." -- Colin Trevorrow
What might happen in this film? Trevorrow's not telling all the secrets, but he did reveal something about Owen Grady and Claire Dearing:
"We know Owen is going to be in it and Claire will be in it and neither are going to be in the same place that we left them in this movie. Even though Claire is the one who evolves the most over the trilogy, it’s her story that mirrors this changing world, Owen has **** to deal with. The two of them opened Pandora’s Box in ‘Jurassic World,’ and each of them are responsible for different elements of it in different ways." -- Colin Trevorrow

In addition to this exciting news, another trailer has been released for a dinosaur movie that will be released much sooner than Jurassic World: The Good Dinosaur. In it, we finally here some of the characters talking. Check it out below:

I gotta say, I'm loving the look of the father T. rex character. I especially like the bite marks on his face; after all, we have evidence that real Tyrannosaurus weren't always playing nice!

Topic of the Week by Joy Hammond, as told to by Lizzy the Lizard

Who constructed these beautiful staircases in the Loretta Chapel in 1872? We don't know, but read more about them in the article below.
A mystery that has plagued people for decades has intrigued me to go with and take a look myself. Allow me to introduce myself, my name is Lizzy the Lizard and I've asked Daniel P. Smiwthwater, my boss's photographer to come with me on interesting journey to the Loretta Chapel in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Rumor has it that a staircase was built there and that it's maker's identity lays unknown. I've decided to go check out this sight. I asked for a private tour with Nathaniel and asked some questions to our tour guide Bill.
“What makes this staircase famous other than the mysterious identity of it's maker?”
“Well in order to explain that I'd have to take you back to 1872.” Bill exclaimed, “Jean-Baptiste Lamy ordered for a convent to be built for the Loretta sisters.”
“How does that explain anything?” i interrupted,as Nathaniel took some pictures.
“Where's the support beams and all?” Nathaniel muttered.
“Hold a second, listen” Bill stated, “They hired a french architect named Antoine Mouly to build this convent. However he died suddenly and later on after much of the building was complete did the builders realized that a staircase was needed to reach the choir loft. They were in a huge predicament since the the staircases then where too big. One day a carpenter came by and asked if he could build a staircase for them.”
“Saint Joseph!” I interrupted.
“Actually no one know his name,” Bill insisted. “So it is said, the carpenter asked for complete privacy and locked himself up in the chapel for three months. When it was finished, he vanished without a trace. He made a spiral staircase, with no supports beams or anything. He just used his primitive tools and his own two hands. The wood that he used was like nothing seen in New Mexico. No one knows who he is, how he built the staircase, or where he got his wood from.”

“Why did they name him Joseph, if they didn't know who he was?” I asked.
“Good question” Bill said, rubbing his chin. “The sisters of Loretta offered a reward for the identity of the carpenter but no one came. Eventually they believed that it was the St. Joseph that built the impossible staircase.”

“Wow that is an amazing story!” I exclaimed, “boy I wish I could go back in time and found out what happened to him.”

“Don't we all” he chuckled, as I looked at the staircase.
So as we packed up our bags and headed back to New York, I thought about the carpenter and his good dead. How he didn't accept the praise. People like that are rare to find but when they come to your door, you are very blessed. Doing something to help others and not accepting any praise or reward is one of the amazing ways people reveal who they truly are. So the next time you notice a problem that you can fix such as helping someone out. Do a secret good deed and don't let them know. You'll realize you feel good inside and so will the person you helped.

The Loretto Chapel in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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Friday, September 18, 2015

Rerun Article: The Blood-Thirsty Lion?

Hi! We had our first official somewhat-chilly day today. Brr! I only wish I brought my jacket. I'm just glad it's warm indoors! (I know, and I thought last week was nippy!) We've also been pretty busy around here too, getting things ready for the youth rally this Saturday. Fortunately, I still have time to publish an article that I wrote close to when I first started this blog. But first, it's time for...

Days till:
It is: 5 days till the first day of Fall
It is: 24 days till Columbus Day
It is: 68 days till The Good Dinosaur's theatrical release

In the Spotlight:
Unfortunately, I have nothing to share in this section today either.

Topic of the Week by Christian Ryan

Think you know everything about the “King of Beasts”? Well, we’ll see about that! First of all, some of you might be thinking that lions and tigers don’t really meet in the wild because they live on two separate continents -- lions in Africa, tigers in Asia. For the most part, that’s true, today at least. But back in the day, lions were quite numerous on both continents. Their range went from the Kalahari Desert in Africa all the way to South East Asia! The Bible even talks about this to some extent, as you will recall that the shepherd boy David killed a lion when it came to attack his flock of sheep (with God’s help of course). Another account of lions in the Bible was when Daniel was put into a den of lions when he refused to worship the king. And another event was when a disobedient prophet was killed by a lion (1 Kings chapter 13). This prophet (the Bible doesn’t give us his name) was told by God to go deliver a message to a town and he was told not to eat a thing. After delivering the message, he visited a old prophet who insisted that God said he could eat now. Then the old prophet really did get a message from God: that the unnamed prophet had disobeyed by eating on his trip. Then God had a lion kill him. So after looking at these and countless other ancient accounts (in and out of the Bible), it would be impossible that lions did not live in the Middle East.

The "Panthera Leo's" former and present habitat.

Lions were revered in many countries. They are very dangerous animals as we all know. Now, let’s pretend you had a pet lion. What would you feed it? Meat of course! I mean, lions are carnivores so they have to eat meat to survive because they simply can’t digest plants and other non-meats . . . right? Well, I guess nobody told “Little Tyke” that. From 1946 to 1955, a female African lion was owned by Georges and Margaret Westbeau. They nicknamed the lion, “Little Tyke”. She was born and raised in America. Now they fed this lion liked a strange diet: grain, raw eggs and milk. If even one drop of blood were added to her milk, she would sniff it and walk in the other direction! This is a meat-disliking carnivore! What’s wrong with her? Folks were sure that lions had to eat meat to survive, but Little Tyke proved this was not the case. For her whole life of nine years, she didn’t eat a single speck of meat. Little Tyke isn’t the only “vegetarian-carnivorous” lion. 

In 2002, Lea, a lioness arrived at Rhino & Lion nature reserve all the way from Rome in Italy. Like Little Tyke decades before her, Lea didn’t eat red meat either. Instead this seven year old lion was raised on a diet of potatoes, green vegetables and cheesy pasta (speaking of cheesy pasta, I’m feeling hungry just thinking about it). There was just one food however she liked more than any other: spaghetti. Then it’s no wonder she got the nickname “Spaghetti Kid”! Now only was she picky on what she liked, she was also picky on how what she liked was prepared. When her new keepers fed her spaghetti with cut tomatoes, she refused to eat. The keepers had to be corrected: Lea only like tomato sauce, not cut tomatoes. So she’s a “picky-vegetarian-carnivore”. Apparently the keepers didn’t feel good about this diet so they were able to switch her diet to red meat within a week.

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Some lions don’t like eating meat, as we just learned. However, some lions even have trouble killing the meat. In 2002, one wild lioness named ­­­­Kamunyak (which means "blessed one"), did a weird thing with a baby antelope she just caught. Instead of killing it like she normally would, she started to take care of it! Many people were surprised that a ferocious killer like Kamunyak could actually take care of her prey. Scientists were astonished! Kamunyak was so devoted to the baby antelope that she even neglected her own health to ensure the baby was protected. Unfortunately however, the baby was killed by a roving male lion (that’s just plain tragic! I’m going to have to give that male lion a call and tell him he just upset hundreds of people!). But one baby wasn’t enough for Kamunyak. She adopted five more baby antelope, and while they didn’t survive nearly as long as the first, we can plainly see that this lion was not the ferocious killer that we’d expect her to be!

Lions refusing to eat meat, lions caring for their prey . . . hmm, this is strange! This has never happened before in the history of the planet! Actually, it has. As a matter of fact, the Bible clearly states that this sort of behavior isn’t new. It is actually rather . . . old. In the book of Genesis, chapter 1, verse 30: “ ‘And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds in the sky and all the creatures that move along the ground – everything that has the breath of life in it – I give every green plant for food.’ And it was so.”  This is God’s voice commanding every animal on the planet that they were to eat fruits, vegetables and other plants. You see, God created everything to be perfect. Even the lions, or whatever cat God created, was to eat plants. However, when man sinned all of Creation was cursed and everything became corrupt. But let’s look at another book of the Bible, Isaiah 65:25: “The wolf and the lamb will feed together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox . . .” This is a section of the book of Isaiah that explains not the past or present world, but a future. This future world is different than anything we have experienced before. If you read on in the book of Isaiah and Revelation, you would see that this new world is when God creates a new heaven and a new earth. There will be no more sin, curses, death, disease, struggle, hardships, sadness, pain, etc, etc, etc. And it appears that in this new world, God will create animals that will eat plants, just like Lea and Little Tyke did. And best of all, we will be able to see God Himself. Boy, I’d better book a permanent visit to this new world. Wait a minute, I’m already booked! Would you like to be booked to this permanent visit too? Well, first you should know that God has a problem with sin, the bad things that we do. And believe me, we “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23 (and yes, that includes me, too). Sin would include things like stealing (even a rubber band of CD), hating someone (God compares hatred to murder), being disobedient to parents, lying (even the so-called “white lies”) and committing adultery (God says that even looking at a person with lust is committing adultery). A common way people sin every day is saying the expression “Oh my God.” This is misusing God’s holy Name. People who use God’s name as a curse word have also sinned. Due to all the sin we’ve done throughout our lives, we don’t deserve to even book a visit to this new world. Instead, we deserve a booked permanent visit to Hell. Fortunately, God doesn’t want us to miss out on this permanent holiday destination. Instead, God provided a way for even us sinners to get to Him. He sent His only begotten Son named Jesus Christ to take the punishment we deserve: death, even though He did nothing wrong. However, three days later he rose again and went back up to live with His Father. Would you like to book a permanent visit to the new world? It’s not hard to do. You just need to follow these simple steps that are as simple as A-B-C:
·         A: We must Admit to God that we’ve sinned and turn away from it
·         B: We must Believe that Jesus is God’s Son and accept His gift of forgiveness
·         C: We must Confess out faith in Jesus as our Savior and Lord and live our life for Him.

See? Can’t get much easier than that! Would you like to make those steps right here? Right now? Well, say this quick little prayer to God:

Dear God,
I know that I’m a sinner, and I also believe that Jesus is Your Son and that He came into the world to take a punishment I cannot pay. Please come into my heart today, oh God, and help me to live for You for the rest of my life, amen.

If you said that prayer and meant it with ALL your heart, you are now officially booked into that permanent trip to the new world! Congratulations!* Please be sure to send me an email to the address near the bottom of this post so that we can help you get on the road to living a brand new life with God as a Christian.
Oh! I almost forgot! The “new world” isn’t quite open for business yet! However, after we die, God has provided a perfect place for us to wait for its opening. A cool place called heaven! Oh boy, won’t this be exciting! A permanent holiday destination that’s absolutely free. Thank you for joining me today and be sure to check back next week for more cool stuff. Good bye!
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*Update: Remember, it's not saying the sinner's prayer doesn't actually save you. In fact, you can pray a different prayer than the one mentioned above and still be saved. True salvation from Jesus Christ comes from our willingness to truly and wholly surrender our lives to Him.

Friday, September 11, 2015

The Floating Forests of the Carboniferous

I don't know if anyone else has sensed the change, but as the month of September approaches, things tend to get a little colder! Even here in Utah, we feel the chill. Today was the first day I actually felt nippy coming outside this morning. Brrr! And the cold means something really special is coming up: Harvest Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, my birthday! The best holidays of the year are coming up real soon!

Days till:
It is: 12 days till the first day of Fall
It is: 75 days till The Good Dinosaur's theatrical release
It is: 31 days till Columbus Day

In the Spotlight:
Unfortunately, I have nothing to share in this section today either.

Topic of the Week by Christian Ryan
The Carboniferous was an ancient habitat of the pre-Flood world with a unique set of plants and animals not seen today.
Giant tree-like plants, a bog-like environment, and giant insects, arthropods and other strange animals unlike anything we have alive today – these are just some of the many wonders of the pre-Flood ecosystem known as the Carboniferous forests. Unlike modern ecosystems, the Carboniferous forests was one of the original ecosystems God created only 6,000 years ago or so that was destroyed by the Genesis Flood about 4,350 years ago. But perhaps one of the strangest things about the Carboniferous forests was that they weren't located inland like forests of today – instead, these forests grew from continent-sized masses of vegetation that floated on the ocean! Welcome to the floating forests of the Carboniferous.

The Floating Forest of the Carboniferous was a home to many species of plants and animals. (PHOTO CREDITS)

A forest that floats across the ocean? Even though it sounds like something out of Peter Pan, these incredible habitats actually existed until about 4,350 years ago. But before we learn more about the floating forest, we must establish what the Carboniferous actually is? To find that out, we have to know our geology. The earth contains several different rock layers with different sets of fossil animals and plants. Scientific evidence shows most of these rock layers (Cambrian, Ordovician, Silurian, Carboniferous, Permian, Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous) were deposited during the global Flood of Noah's time, reflecting not the history of life on earth, but rather an order of burial as the flood's watery carnage rose and eventually conquered the land.

If Carboniferous doesn't sound English to you, that's because it isn't. It's actually composed of two Latin words: carbō (which means “coal”) and ferō (which means “I bear, I carry”), in essence, meaning “coal carrier”. This rock layer is perhaps one of the most important to human kind because, as its name suggests, it provided us with a material that helped us progress into the future: coal! Even though the use of coal as fuel is being looked down upon today (due to all the pollution it causes), it's been used for thousands of years; even the ancient Chinese people mined for this material. It is thanks to coal that the Industrial Revolution came about. Contrary to popular belief, coal, oil and fossil fuels don't actually come from dead dinosaurs, but from the remains of dead plants. If all the vegetation we have on earth today was turned into coal, it would only equal around 3% of how much coal the earth contains! So there must have been a lot of plant life all over the world in ancient days, and that's exactly what the fossil evidence suggests!

Coal and other fossil fuels don't actually come from dead dinosaurs; they actually come from compressed plant matter. (Wikimedia Commons)

In addition to loads and loads of coal, we also find numerous plant fossils in Carboniferous rocks. Most (if not all) of these plants have two things in common:
  1. They are often found in marine sediments and associated with marine animals.
  2. The roots, trunks and rootlets of these plants were hollow, and the roots of these plants grew outward rather than straight down, like most plants.
These two characteristics are features of plants that are designed for floating on water. Paleontologist  Dr. Kurt Wise noticed this, and he put his theory forward that the pre-Flood world hosted huge mats of floating forests that existed atop the shallow seas fringing coastlines of some regions of the earth's original supercontinent Rodinia (it would later break up and reform into the supercontinent of Pangaea during the Flood, only to once again break up, this time into today's seven continents). It has been suggested that floating forests covered over half of the pre-Flood world's ocean surface. Ecosystems with floating vegetation aren't restricted to the pre-Flood world though – modern quaking bogs bare resemblance to these floating forests, but are far smaller. When floating forests are added to the equation, around 75% of earth's surface was mushrooming with plant life, compared to the six times less-lush planet we have today. So movies taking place in pre-Flood times (e.g. Darren Aronofsky's Noah, a film I do not condone) should really have lush, almost tropical environments rather than barren wastelands.

Believe it or not, this was what earth looked like between 6,000 and 4,350 years ago! (PHOTO CREDITS)
We've talked a lot about how lush these floating forests are, but not so much about what kinds of plants we would have seen had we been able to journey to this ecosystem. Well, in modern quaking bogs, the “ground” is made up of peat – a soil-like material composed of decomposed vegetable matter. Perhaps the floating forests vegetation mat was made up of something similar. The edges of the vegetation mat the forest floated upon was thinner, covered in smaller plants (many from the Devonian rock layers) and likely also possessed shallow pools which provided homes for many animals (we'll get to them in a minute). It isn't until you venture further into the forest where you meet the giants of the Carboniferous world – giant ferns, giant horsetails and conifers were common, but they were dwarfed by giant  lycopod “trees” (actually giant relatives of tiny, modern club mosses!), which had no branches and could grow over 100 feet into the air!

Giant ferns, horsetails and conifers were common in the Carboniferous; some Carboniferous trees grew over 100 feet tall! (Wikimedia Commons)
But these Carboniferous floating forests were not inhabited by plants alone; an entire host of animals existed here too. Perhaps the most notable are the arthropods – segmented invertebrates with hard exoskeletons. In the pools of water beneath the great trees you would have discovered strange creatures such as Megarachne. Its name means “giant spider” and lends mention to the fact that this creature was once incorrectly considered a giant spider until relatively recently. However, fossil discoveries have revealed that Megarachne was actually a species of eurypterid, or “sea scorpion” that grew the size of a human head!
Once thought to be a giant spider, Megarachne was a species of sea scorpion. (Wikimedia Commons)
Another inhabitant of the shallow bodies of water on the forest floor was the amphibian-like fish, Tiktaalik. What made this fish unique was its ability to drag itself out of the water to like the modern lungfish via its powerful front fins. It could probably breathe air as well. These two features helped it move from pool to pool to access new living space or a new potential food source. Evolutionists have long tried to make Tiktaalik a transitional form between fish and land-dwelling tetrapods because it had features of both groups. In truth however, God perfectly designed Tiktaalik for its habitat in the floating forest*.

Tiktaalik was a fish capable of traversing between pools of water thanks to its powerful fins and (potential) ability to breathe air. It was perfectly designed for the Floating Forests. (Wikimedia Commons)
* One of the problems with the idea that Tiktaalik was the transitional form between fish and tetrapods is that it been found in rocks above the tetrapods it allegedly evolved into (it would be kind of hard for Tiktaalik to be its descendants offspring!).

Petrolacosaurus was a small lizard like creature.

In the floating forests themselves, other creatures would have been seen. Some were amphibians, like Proterogyrinus (imagine a sharp-toothed salamander over seven feet long), and others were small reptiles, like the lizard-like Petrolacosaurus. Strangest of all the floating forest-dwellers however were still the arthropods. Mayflies are one of the several insect species found here, and they look very much like modern mayflies do today. Crawling along the ground were giant cockroaches, some of which 3.5 inches in length (that's twice as big as the ones that we squish and spray today). Feeding upon smaller arthropods (and perhaps small amphibians and reptiles), were the much more sightly dragonflies. These dragonflies were almost identical to the ones that hover in the air today, except for one thing: they were giants! With a wingspan of over 2 ½ feet, the gull-sized Meganeura was one of the largest of them all. Like modern dragonflies, Meganeura was probably swift and agile in the air, capable of reaching speeds in excess of 30 mph!

Meganeura was a monster dragonfly; with a wingspan of 2 1/2 feet, it was the largest flying insect ever! (Wikimedia Commons)
While Meganeura preyed upon things above ground, hunting terrestrially was Pulmonoscorpius, one of the largest scorpions of all time. It grew almost three feet long and had a stinger the size of a light bulb. Not a critter you'd like to bump into in the middle of the night! All these aforementioned giant insects and other arthropods lived in the company of a true giant. Meet the enormous millipede Arthropleura – it grew six to eight feet from head to tail. Thankfully, this monster was an herbivore, feeding on vegetation, such as ferns. Arthropleura has always been a personal favorite of mine. As we've seen, many strange and wonderful creepy crawlies, amphibians and reptiles once called the floating forests home.

Arthropleura was a giant millipede six to eight feet long. Thankfully, this creature was a plant eater. (Wikimedia Commons)
Alas, as beautiful as the Carboniferous floating forest was, it was not to last. 4,350 years ago, the Genesis Flood changed the earth forever. Tsunami-like waves would have ravaged the floating forests, tearing them apart, burying countless plants and animals under sediment and stripping the forests' trees of their bark. Many of these trees continued to float in the ocean for some time before they too were buried. Then, thanks to great temperature and pressure the trees and other plants experienced under the ground they made the extraordinary transformation from plants into the coal we burn today within just months (there is a lot of evidence that goes against the belief that coal takes millions of years to form).

The fossils of plants, giant dragonflies, millipedes, scorpions and other animals we find in Carboniferous rocks are a reminder of just how devastating the Flood was – after all, according to Genesis 6:11-13, God sent the Flood upon earth as a judgment upon the sin we produced that had blemished the earth. It is only because of fossils that we are able to “travel back in time” to see what those beautiful, floating forests of the Carboniferous might have been like, more than 4,350 years ago. What a sight they would have been to see!

Remains of those Carboniferous giants can only be found in the fossil record.


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Friday, September 4, 2015

Rerun Article: The Sound of Nature

Hi guys and girls! Today, I've got an article that I published over a year ago. Without further ado, let's get started!

Days till:
It is: 3 days till Labor Day
It is: 19 days till Fall
It is: 82 days till the theatrical release of The Good Dinosaur

In the Spotlight:
Once again, I have nothing noteworthy to share this week.

Topic of the Week by Joy Hammond
The Sound of Music . . . and I'm not talking about the movie! There is so much of this world that has been discovered from the tiniest particles to the tallest mountains. Name three or four things that are invisible but you that their there through your other senses. I bet you wouldn't have named this: infrasound. Now your probably wondering what in the world is infrasound. Well, infrasound is a sound frequency below 20 hertz. Which means it's a sound that can be seen and is barely heard with the human ear. However, your body can feel it and may react to it, such as getting dizzy, nausea, or have headaches. Do you want a type of example of an infrasound?

This is an infrasound recording.
Believe it or not, nature really does have a song of its own, you just can't hear it . . . unless you have some type of high-tech machine. Sound is powerful just like it's told in class, let your voice be heard. Tiger and lion roars have been known to temporally stun their prey. Scientists can predict tornadoes several minutes before it touches down because of its infrasound. Sometimes you have this feeling of a sense of dread before a thunderstorm occurs or and avelanche. With this knowledge, people maybe able to save lives in the future by detecting infrasound waves of occurring disasters.

We all know that the mighty roar of a tiger means it's time to start running the opposite direction!
Humpback whales can call each other from 100 miles away; talk about international cellphone coverage! The Sumatran rhinoceros carry on a constant infrasonic “song” when they were originally thought to be quiet and solitary. Unfortunately, these sounds rarely be heard with the human ear. It just shows that nature really does have a song of its own. Did you know that on February 15, 2013, the Chelyabinsk meteor exploded over southern Russia and that its sound waves circled around the world several times and lasted more than a day! It was the loudest sound ever recorded, unfortunately it was an infrasound so we couldn't hear it, but maybe we had some type of response to it? Although we can't hear it, our mind can sense it. This goes to show that sound is everywhere, perhaps if you stop and listen, you may be able to hear the sounds of nature and its song.

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